THEORY AND PRACTICE OF RECEPTOR CHARACTERIZATION AND DRUG
Richard B. Mailman, Ph.D.
Jose Boyer, Ph.D.
Students must have completed course work in biology and chemistry before taking this course.
This course does require the student to have access to a computer, and a proficiency in the use of microcomputers.
This course will consist of eight lessons and three workshops.
Each lesson will include specific readings. Students will also be required to participate in a discussion forum during the course.
The object of this part of the course is to provide the foundation necessary for understanding receptor-ligand (receptor-drug) interactions, and the fundamentals of the techniques commonly employed for such analysis. It is expected that at the end of this section, all students will be able to design and/or interpret studies that characterize either new receptors, or new drugs.
|TextbooksThe following texts will be most useful for students
in this class
HI Yamamura et al. Methods in Neurotransmitter Receptor Analysis, Raven Press, 1990.
T Kenakin. Pharmacologic Analysis of Drug Receptor Interaction (2nd ed.) Raven Press, 1993.
Workshop/discussion 3: (partial agonists or new receptors and drugs??)
One of the ways we will assess progress will be with short (10 min maximum) quizzes that we give at the beginning of many (but not all classes). These quizzes will be an important part of your grade. We shall throw out your two lowest grades so that if you miss a quiz or do poorly on one or two, it will not adversely impact your grade. Because we can proceed in more depth if the assigned reading has been done, the quizzes may cover some of this material. Your assignments for the next class will be clearly delineated.
Assigned problem sets and class participation will also be important components of grading (especially because it helps us gauge progress).
Dr. Mailman can be reached via email at email@example.com
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